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Jim Furyk takes three-shot lead at Canadian Open

Published on Jul 27, 2014 9:11 AM
Jim Furyk acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club on July 26, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONTREAL (AFP) - Jim Furyk closed in on a third Canadian Open crown on Saturday, firing a five-under 65 for a three-shot, third-round lead in the US PGA Tour event.

Furyk had five birdies and no bogeys on the par-70 Royal Montreal Golf Club's Blue Course for a 54-hole total of 15-under par 195.

He was three strokes clear of South African Tim Clark, who played his way into contention on 198 with a six-under 64 that included four birdies and an eagle two at the par-four second hole.

After two pars to start his round, Furyk landed his approach at the third within three feet and tapped in for birdie.

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